posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by AllSeeingI
It's ridiculous when they state in the beginning of that video that due to the terrorist attacks we "need new tools to confront these
I'm of the impression that the OLD tools/methods can and have worked just fine, they just must be used more properly.
Also... this push towards a techno-surveillance/police state will only inflict more collateral damage on innocent civilians (who are SUPPOSED to have
rights to privacy, freedom, and so on) than it will to any terrorists. Like any thing, there will ALWAYS be weaknesses to exploit in the surveillance
state, there will always be soft spots and vulnerabilities. A push towards a police state will only encourage smarter terrorists... it's like a race
between anti-biotics and superbugs... it doesn't end, the whole while innocents are feeling the harmful effects of these polarized battles.
There's no reason for these x-ray machines to be used in public. In ports... perhaps they're justified, I can't say for sure. However, we can all
see where this sort of thing will creep- if TPTB like using their new toys in one place, they'll try to spread it everywhere else till there's an
x-ray machine on every highway overpass. This is totally UNACCEPTABLE, especially in an era (even post-9/11) where more people die of frigging
bee-stings than terror attacks.
The most damage these things will do will be to civilians both to our liberties and even our bodies (considering the dose of radiation, no matter how
insignificant it's claimed to be). When I go outside I GIVE the sun permission to radiate me... but I'll NEVER give the government permission to, no
matter how they try to justify or minimize it. They have no right to subject people to this sort of invasion of privacy and cellular damage with weak
arguments supporting security over liberty.